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The Cleo Beachfront - Charming Oceanfront Cottage

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Last updated: 08/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Cleo Beachfront is located on Patricia Bay in the Saanich Inlet, one of only 3 bodies of water like it in the world. The topography of the Bay makes it a spectacular environment for bird and marine life. Bald eagles and Great Blue Herons are seen almost daily at close range as they fly past the deck of the cottage to land in the trees at the edge of the property. In addition to being a rich feeding and resting spot for migratory birds, the bay is a destination for an assortment of marine mammals including seals, otters and harbour porpoises.

Other wildlife abounds as a result of the rural nature of the property - owls, hawks, ravens, bunnies, squirrels and the delightful quail are all frequent visitors.

The Oceanside deck provides plenty of room to relax. The property is south facing and so enjoys both sun and summer full moons.

Spend the day at the beach where summer water temperatures are warm enough to enjoy long and leisurely swims. Other water sports include kayaking or canoeing and on windy days kite boarders and wind surfers take to the water. The water is warm enough to enjoy night swims under the stars and experience the incredible bio-luminescence which will give your movements the magic of sparkling light.

The cottage has an old fashioned charm and all rooms have views of the ocean or the garden. The large master bedroom has a king size bed and windows on 3 sides to enjoy the views and fresh sea air. The second bedroom has 2 queen size beds and a view of the ocean and a bathroom is just outside the door.

The kitchen provides plenty of room for 2 or more cooks, and the open floor plan of the main living area with a large stone fireplace between them allows a warm energy to flow through and around the spaces.

North Saanich is 10 minutes from the town of Sidney and 20-30 minutes to Victoria, the capital of the province of B.C.

The Cleo beachfront is well suited to couples or couples with one or two children over 6 looking to enjoy a peaceful oceanfront vacation. Steep stairs to the beach require care in descending.

Also on the property is a small caretaker's cabin which is approximately 150 feet from the house on the driveway side to ensure the 2 acre property and summer flower gardens are maintained for your enjoyment. Your complete oceanside privacy is unaffected.


Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The property is not suitable for toddlers as there are elevated deck platforms and ponds as well as 3 flights of stairs to the beach....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen


  • Master bedroom with king size bed. Second bedroom 2 queen size beds.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Ensuite with Jacuzzi tub, 4 x 4 shower stall; 2 sinks


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    for stays longer than 7 days...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Due to fire regulations, fires only from October 1 through April 30. Firewood is an additional charge....moreless

  • Garage:

    1 car...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    parking for several vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    for stays longer than 7 days...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    not provided but may be moored in front of house with your own mooring buoy...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    9 hole Ardmore - 3 miles. 18 hole Glen Meadowns - 3 miles...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts within 1 mile...moreless



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late summer
Sep 13 - Oct 10, 2015
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

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  • Pet Fee C$35
  • Cleaning Fee C$200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 08/23/2015
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5 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Victoria International
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
B.C. Ferries
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ardmore; Glen Meadows
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Patricia Bay
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Variety of restaurants in Sidney
Nearest Beach
on property

Car: Necessary

North Saanich is located on the west side of the Saanich Peninsula where summer temperatures average 4 degrees higher than Victoria and the surrounding region. The nearby town of Sidney (known as 'The Book Town') on the east side of the Saanich Peninsula offers shopping, restaurants, museums, whale watching and boat tours, entertainment, an excellent selection of new and used book stores, and sights such as the award winning Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre.

North Saanich is a rural community where life proceeds at a leisurly pace and wildlife abounds.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: Raised in Vancouver and a Vancouver island resident for 25 years, I have owned the Cleo Beachfront for 23 years. The property, although originally built on in 1946 has had only 2 owners.

Why the Owner Chose Sidney:
I knew I would buy this property when I was only half way down the driveway.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property puts the cycle of life squarely in front of you. You are very close to nature here. In the spring, the birds and the bees start their dance; the herring spawn; the birds fly by with sticks and grasses as they make their nests, the frogs sing and the eagles call. In the fall, the salmon rest before heading to spawning streams. This too brings in many eagles who you may see plummeting to the ocean to catch a fish before flying into one of the trees on the property to eat it. The Canada geese start to arrive in late July or August to rest before heading north to feed. I have had personal experiences with orphaned seagulls, a heron, a raven and crows all of whom I have fed until they were ready and able to rejoin their brethren. (and an interesting fact is that they do not 'always come back' - happily, they return to the real life). This property is very private, and is a haven away from city life. The darker skies of the rural community allow for excellent star gazing and the warm water temperatures allow for the most spectacular summer swimming - don't just dip - but get your exercise!

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  • The Cleo Beachfront Cottage

    The Cleo Beachfront Cottage

  • the Oceanside deck

    the Oceanside deck

  • A bird's eye view of the deck!

    A bird's eye view of the deck!

  • Entryway


  • View from Dining Room towards entry and kitchen to the right

    View from Dining Room towards entry and kitchen to the right

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • 2nd Bath

    2nd Bath

  • The private drive through the woods

    The private drive through the woods

  • stairs to beach require able bodies

    stairs to beach require able bodies

  • view from ocean deck

    view from ocean deck

  • a wider view of the Oceanside of the house

    a wider view of the Oceanside of the house

  • Beach


  • Dining Room (TV area to the right)

    Dining Room (TV area to the right)

  • Kitchen


  • TV and conversation area

    TV and conversation area

  • Master bath - Jacuzzi tub and shower behind

    Master bath - Jacuzzi tub and shower behind

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • An area to sit or play chess

    An area to sit or play chess

  • View from the kitchen deck towards driveway

    View from the kitchen deck towards driveway

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